All news articles for September 2015

Mongolia has high hopes for its cattle export market

Mongolia sets out hopes for large-scale beef exports

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

This winter Mongolia hopes to send 10.4 million head of cattle to slaughter, including 5.6m for export purposes, which would bring the country’s export volumes to 126,300 tonnes (t). According to the country’s Agriculture Ministry, the total livestock...

MEPs have been urged to come up with realistic emission reduction targets

Copa and Cogeca issues target warning to MEPs

By Chloe Ryan

Copa and Cogeca has called for “realistic and achievable targets” to be included in the Review of EU Air Quality Policy at a meeting of MEPs on Tuesday 29 September, warning it will hit the EU livestock sector hard. 

EU trade agreements have caused concern for Icelandic farmers over imports

Iceland concerned over impact of EU deals

By Poorna Rodrigo

Icelandic farmers are worried that two key trade agreements with the European Union (EU) will result in an influx of imported processed meat products - offsetting potential gains in increasing lamb exports to the 28-member country bloc. 

Broiler production in Argentina is to reach record levels next year

Argentinian broiler production on the rise

By Chloe Ryan

Broiler production in Argentina is expected to reach a record 2.1 million metric tons (mmt) in 2016, fuelled by growth in exports, according to a new US Department of Agriculture (USDA) report by marketing specialist Andrea Yankelevich from the US embassy...

Flooding in New Zealand has damaged over 800 rural properties

Flooding costs farmers NZ$70m

By Chloe Ryan

Flooding on New Zealand’s north island in June cost the farming industry NZ$70 million, a report published by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has estimated. 

Sealed Air Food Care will outline its latest advances in meat packaging during the webinar

Still time to register for packaging webinar

By Rod Addy

Experts stand poised to address the subject of meat packaging and shelf-life extension in a free, one-hour GlobalMeatNews webinar, sponsored by Sealed Air Food Care.

The Swedish pig industry has been adversely impacted by recent media reports

Sweden sees fall in pork imports

By Poorna Rodrigo

Bad publicity in Sweden for the pig meat sector in the past year – including television programmes critical of industry welfare and public debates over the heavy usage of antibiotics and tail-docking of piglets in the European Union (EU) – have depressed...

The Belgian pork market is looking at new opportunities for exports

Fresh approach for Belgian meat

By Aidan Fortune

The willingness to explore new markets and flexibility has helped Belgium become the seventh-biggest exporter of pig meat in the world. Aidan Fortune examines the Belgian meat market.

Sanderson Farms is to recall poultry products that may be contaminated

Sanderson recalls poultry products

By Chloe Ryan

Sanderson Farms is recalling approximately 551,090lb of poultry products that may be contaminated with extraneous metal materials the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. 

Cargill's mince production is to be moved to Wisconsin and Texas

Cargill to move mince production from Nebraska

By Chloe Ryan

Cargill is to convert its beef mince plant in Columbus, Nebraska to a cooked meats facility and will relocate mince production to another site. The cost of the changes will be $111m and 80 jobs will be lost, said the company. 

JBS’ acquisition of Moy Park has been given European Union (EU) regulatory approval

JBS acquisition of Moy Park approved

By Keith Nuthall

The European Commission has granted European Union (EU) regulatory approval to Brazil-based meat producer JBS’ acquisition of UK-based poultry meat supplier Moy Park Holdings (Europe).